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Folk Dance of Chhattisgarh
The music and dance forms of any place represent the rich
culture of that particular place.
The Chhattisgarh is famous for
its unique folk traditions that
are reflected through the
various dance forms, folk songs
and folk dramas.
There are a number of dance forms which is represented
through dance, songs and dialogues:
Panthi Raut Nacha Gaur Maria Dance Karma
Panthi is the folk dance of Chhattisgarh. It is the folk
dance of Satnami community of Chhattisgarh.
This dance form is performed on Maghi Purnima, the
birth anniversary of their Guru (Saint) Guru Ghasidas,
the dance is evolving to include a variety of steps and
On the occasion, the dancers dance around a jaitkhamb set
up to the songs eulogizing their spiritual head. The Nirvana
philosophy, conveying the spirit of renunciation of their
Guru and the teachings of saint poets like Kabir, Ramdas,
Dadu, etc is reflected through their songs.
A traditional folk dance of Chhattisgarh which
is done as a symbol of devotion to Lord
The yadavs/yaduvanshis is a caste which consider itself as
descendants of Krishna mainly perform this dance form.
According to the Hindu calendar, it is
performed at the time of Dev udhni ekadashi'
which is considered as the time of awakening of
Gods after brief rest.
Gaur Maria Dance
The Gaur Maria Dance form is the folk dance of
Chhattisgarh of the people of Bison Horn Marias of
Abhujmaria plateau of Bastar in Chhattisgarh.
It is performed on the occasion of
marriages. It is a very beautiful
and joyful dance.
It illustrates the joyous celebration of tribes of
Chhattisgarh of the region of Bastar which
mainly includes Horns of Bison.
(State animal of Chhattisgarh).
Tribal groups like Gonds, the Baigas and the Oraons
in Chhattisgarh have Karma dance as a part of their
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